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NHAI escapes delay of 3 months, uploads five packages just 3 hours before election dates announced

In the next two months, NHAI will start disbursal of the compensation for land acquisition in certain stretches.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: October 09, 2018 13:11 IST
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By uploading the five packages just three hours before the election dates were announced, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) beat the poll announcement by the Election Commission on Saturday.

The total length of the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which will pass through Madhya Pradesh, is 110 km. The bids worth Rs 3,000 crore.

“This will help us save at least two-and-a-half months in awarding the works. The highway builders can carry out their assessment before putting their bids. This will also help us in building the stretch within the time limit. We have already floated tenders for 13 other packages in Haryana and Rajasthan portions,” said an NHAI official, reported TOI.

In the next two months, NHAI will start disbursal of the compensation for land acquisition in certain stretches. 

In two years, NHAI targets to complete the projects. It will not only reduce the travel time between Delhi and Mumbai by 12 hours, but the straight alignment will also decrease the length by nearly 200 kilometres.

As per the report, if NHAI would have missed the deadline they would have to wait for the results day to even invite the tenders. The entire expressway will have 10-lanes of which eight lanes will be access-controlled and one lane on each side will be kept exclusively for emergency vehicles, TOI further reported.

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